West Ham could tempt Everton into selling misfiring striker Nikica Jelavic as Sam Allardyce seeks a cheaper alternative to on-loan Liverpool centre-forward Andy Carroll, the
The Hammers tried to buy Jelavic from Rangers before he moved to Goodison Park in January 2012, but following a storming start to his career on Merseyside – with 11 goals in 16 games in the second half of last season – Jelavic has struggled to hit the target in this campaign, scoring only once in his last 18 appearances and losing his place to Victor Anichebe.
West Ham have had Carroll on loan from Everton’s near neighbours all season and have an agreement to sign the England international for £17m, but that could prove too rich for the Upton Park hierarchy.
And while Everton manager David Moyes is said to maintain confidence that Jelavic will rediscover his scoring touch, if the Blues boss can be tempted into selling, Jelavic would move for less than half Carroll’s asking price, the newspaper claims.
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